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01/12/2016 Activists gather for first day of PES Council

Events surrounding the Party of European Socialists 2016 Council kicked off today (Thursday 1 December) with a gathering of hundreds of grassroots activists from across the European Union and beyond.

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30/11/2016 PES Council "Saving Europe" - 1-3 December, Prague

Activists from all over Europe are gathering in Prague for the biggest event of the political calendar for social democrats: the Party of European Socialists Council 2016.

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27/10/2016 PES ministers ask for EU Commissioner to put gender policies back in the centre of the European agenda

The PES ministers in charge of gender equality called on the EU leaders and on the European Commission to truly engage in actions to tackle the growing gender inequality and to protect women against the reactionary backlash in some European countries. The ministers agreed that it is essential to put gender policies back in the centre of the European agenda, in a time where the European Union is searching for a new identity. The ministers strongly underlined that our political family should help shape it in a progressive way.

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28/08/2016 PES commits to raise awareness on missing migrant children and on refugee crisis’ gender perspective at Korcula School 2016

The Party of European Socialists and PES Women joined again the Korcula School, organised by the CEE Network for Gender Issues. The 5th edition of the event focuses on the Refugee and Migrant crisis, but through a gender differentiated perspective. The school took place in the Croatian city of Korcula during the weekend.

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27/08/2014 European Socialists Want More Women in Top EU Jobs

The Party of European Socialists (PES) President Sergei Stanishev today called on Europe’s leaders to guarantee a strong Commission that will bring the progressive change that Europe desperately needs.

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04/08/2014 PES Women mourn the passing of Barbara Prammer

Barbara Prammer, President of the Austrian Parliament, former SPÖ-Frauen chairwoman and former Federal Minister for Women’s Affairs, died on the 3rd of August, after a year of long fight against cancer.

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24/07/2014 Progressive alliance makes fight against inequality priority

On 22 and 23 August the Progressive Alliance organised an exchange on ‘the global fight against inequality’ in Montevideo, Uruguay. 'As progressives, we have seen the world evolve at a high speed in the last couple of years, often to the detriment of the weakest in our society', says Marije Laffeber, Deputy Secretary General of the PES. 'We need a new agenda, a new global message, with equality and social justice at its core.'

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15/07/2014 PES Women says NO to withdrawal of Maternity Leave Directive.

PES Women President Zita Gurmai together with her S&D colleagues from the European Parliament today strongly advocated keeping the legislative work on Maternity Leave Directive on the agenda of this new Parliament.

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02/07/2014 Beijing 20+, "Women, seize the moment and let’s advance"

Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women, attended the Socialist International Women Council in Mexico on 26-27 June, calling for progress, mobilization and action to secure women’s future in the context of the Beijing 20+ Platform for Action.

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28/06/2014 Socialist International Women Council in Mexico

Socialist International Women (SIW) is currently hosting its council in Mexico City . Women from 32 countries gathered to discuss on 'Declaration and Platform for action Beijing + 20' and looking at the concrete stepts that have been taken to improve the position of women since the UN Beijing Womens Conference held in 1995.

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